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CEU Alumni Launched Startup Lands Two Million Euro Investment

January 17, 2019

Talk-A-Bot, the chatbot startup launched by CEU alumni Akos Deliaga (BUSI’ 16) & Gergely Kalydi (BUSI’ 16) and incubated at the CEU Innovations Lab, recently landed a 2 million investment to expand its business in Central Europe and Southeast Asia. See full story.

Matching Gift Draws Record Number of Donors

CEU alumni just made history!

Alumni closed last year by joining forces and raising a record-shattering $87,000 in support of their university via the #ThankYouCEU Alumni Matching Gift Challenge. From November to New Year’s Day, more than 250 alumni gave to CEU, including 72 who gave to the university for the very first time.

This is the largest number of donors to give to a matching gift push in CEU history! Nearly three times as many alumni donated, raising nearly twice as much, as the 2017 push. THANK YOU, DONORS!

Alumnus Bekbolotov Passes

January 3, 2019

CEU alumnus Ilyas Bekbolotov (IRES ’96) passed away on December 26, 2018, after a long illness.

A citizen of Kyrgyzstan, Ilyas worked as a translator, a press secretary and from 2002 to 2005 as Head of Protocol for the administration of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev.

He is survived by a wife and daughter. Our deepest condolences to Ilyas’s family, friends and fellow alumni.

Alumni Host Global #ThankYouCEU Meet-ups

Alumni on three continents came together last week in support of their university during the #ThankYouCEU Alumni Meet-ups.

Part of CEU Philanthropy Week (Nov. 26-30), these special gatherings took place in ten cities worldwide, offering alumni a chance to reconnect with their classmates and demonstrate the strength and commitment of the community.